Scrapbooks showcase pictures and special memories for future generations to enjoy. Gather your photos, paper, scissors and adhesive to begin preserving those memories. There are many free resources available to help with layouts and designs to save you time and energy.
Creating Keepsakes is not only a magazine but a useful website for scrapbookers. Some of the free items offered by CK online include page layouts, expert techniques and tips, journaling solutions, updates on new products and contests.
Scrapbookers should look for the “Download” section on the Creating Keepsakes website. This section contains downloadable sketches to make it easier to complete the free page layout at home. Creative Keepsakes also offers a “Connect with CK” section, which contains the editor’s blog. This blog also contains free how-to advice for scrapbooking projects.
The Scrapbooking Source
The Scrapbooking Source prides itself on possessing a sense of community within the website for its readers. Scrapbooking Source offers articles written by professional scrapbookers containing ready-to-use ideas, an up-to-date guide on scrapbooking tools and supplies and a scrapbooking layout section, which contains free layouts and designs. Scrapbooking Source also offers a free ebook titled “Scrapbooking Pro,” which contains techniques to help you create better scrapbooks.
This website offers not only free layouts but also free video tutorials to better help. The “Video” section is clearly labeled at the top of the website along with other tabs to help scrapbookers, including “Superestore”--where to buy all the latest products; “Gallery”--browse pictures of free layouts for scrapbook pages and for cards; “Forums”--join the forum to chat with other scrapbookers to receive free advice; “Resources”--read the newsletters, articles and other freebies sure to help; “Classes”--take an online class and learn to scrapbook from the best; and “My Place”--upload your page layouts and keep track of your Scrapbook friends.
Randi Flynn began writing in 1996 and has been published in Crosswalk, KY Pacesetter, Literacy Lift and as a freelance book reviewer. She is an English instructor who graduated from Morehead State University and holds a Master of Science in curriculum, instruction, and technology from Nova Southeastern University. Flynn also serves as adviser to a student literary arts magazine.